(noun) Any condition or practice that involves romantic or sexual relationships with multiple consenting partners.
- Open marriage
- Quinn, Alex, Elliot, and Tracy are in a group marriage and have sexual relations with each other one-on-one or as a group.
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- Polyamory used in a sentence: My partner and I are in an open relationship and enjoy polyamory.
- A (noun) polyamorist engages in a (adjective) polyamorous or (adjective) polyamoristic marriage.
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- Word origin of “polyamorous” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Polyamory
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polyamory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
polyamory. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “polyamory.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“polyamory.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/polyamory/>.